toise

noun

ˈtȯiz
plural -s
: an old French unit of length equal to 6 French feet, 6.396 U.S. feet, or 1.949 meters

Word History

Etymology

Middle French, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tensa, tesa, from Latin tensa, feminine of tensus, past participle of tendere to stretch

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“Toise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toise. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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